University Ready


Featured Websites

World of Work Map
Dynamic graphic from America College Testing that relates occupations with work tasks.

Affordable College Online
Free higher education tools for current and future college students and their families with recent research on all not-for-profit universities and colleges in Texas that offer online college courses.

Accredited Online Colleges in Texas

Complete listing of 84 colleges, ranking according to size, degrees offered, tuition costs, admission rates, graduation rates, and retention rates.

College Navigator
Comprehensive federal database tool. Matches colleges with individual needs and preferences.

Database of Online Colleges

Comprehensive and unbiased list of all accredited online colleges and universities.

100 Best Value Colleges
Highlights the latest research from The Princeton Review, featuring a comprehensive list of 50 private and 50 public four-year colleges and universities for students and parents searching for the most affordable, yet high-quality, education.

Important Dates

SAT Test Dates

Online Registration
10/1/16 Testing
(Register by 9/1/16)
11/5/16 Testing
(Register by 10/7/16)
12/3/16 Testing
(Register by 11/3/16)
1/21/17 Testing
(Register by 12/21/16)
3/11/17 Testing
(Register by 2/10/17)
5/6/17 Testing

(Register by 4/7/17)
6/3/17 Testing
(Registed by 5/9/17)

ACT Test Dates
Online Registration
9/10/16 Testing

(Register by 8/5/16)
10/22/16 Testing
(Register by 9/16/16)
12/10/16 Testing
(Register by 11/4/16)
2/11/17 Testing
(Register by 1/13/17)
4/8/17 Testing
(Register by 3/3/17)
6/10/17 Testing

(Register by 5/5/17)

Featured Alumni

Cathy Aur
Hunter Herdlicka
Sofia Llambias

Read interviews about these successful Plano ISD graduates. Watch this space as we feature additional alumni in the coming weeks.

Featured Articles

College Board Announces Expansion to Scholarship Access
Identifying and targeting low-income and minority students for scholarships from Preliminary SAT/NMSQT information.

Wall Street Journal article discusses mistakes to avoid when considering financial aid..

Getting Ready for College

Expert advice for high school graduates and parents.

Education Pays: College Board discusses the benefits of higher education for the Individual and society.

University Ready is designed to aid Plano students and parents as they prepare for all aspects of post-secondary experience.

Plano ISD is committed to college readiness for all students. 

College readiness is a result of thoughtful and conscious preparations, not chance or privilege.

It’s never too soon and never too late to start down the University Ready path. Here are resources to help you begin what may be the most exciting and important journey of your life!


2016-2017 High School Presentations
College Nights – presentations for high school students and parents regarding the college admission process.
Plano East Senior High
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Plano West Senior High
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.